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and top executives have resigned and the fallout has spread to scotland yard. and our senior correspondent is live in new york city with a newsroom and a history lesson. >>reporter: a scandal that rocked the biggest media companies and cast a harsh spot light on a family dynasty. the murdochs answered questions for three hours, what went wrong, how they dressed it and efforts to ensure that the phone hacking by reporters does not happen again. it started with prince william's knee injury in 2005 the palace claimed voice mail messages were interpreted by the "news of the world." and the paper's reporter was arrested but the practice may have extended beyond that story. in 2002, a 13-year-old british schoolgirl disappeared and was murdered. on july 4th, 2011, allegations emerged her voice mail may have been hacked and messages deleted to free space so her family could falsely believe she was alive. on july 6th, murdoch, chairman and c.e.o. of news corps promised full cooperation with the police calling the accusations deplorable and unacceptable and shut down the "news of the world." then, t
the head of england's mighty scotland yard, resigned. and, now, a powerful father has to try to protect his son. here is abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: just because they own tv networks doesn't mean the murdochs, father and son, like being on them. but, tomorrow, rupert and james murdoch will be stars of their own version of "dynasty," as they are grilled live by outraged british politicians. >> he worries not just about the company he built -- he didn't inherit this company, he built it. and he's also got to worry about his children, who he assumed would -- and wanted to succeed him. >> reporter: that is looking increasingly unlikely. james murdoch was being groomed to take over from his 80-year-old dad. but he could now face criminal charges. he admits paying two high-profile victims of his newspapers illegal hacking $1 million to keep quiet. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized, and i've said was made with information that was incomplete. >> reporter: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the peop
. the controversy has forced the head of scotland yard and his deputy to resign over their alleged links to a former murdoch executive. the scandal has reached the highest levels of the british government, with opposition leaders saying the prime minister himself has questions to answer about his close ties to the murdoch empire. >> but at the moment, he seems unable to provide the leadership the country needs. >> reporter: rebekah brooks is a friend and a neighbor to the prime minister. the pair have met repeatedly since cameron took office 14 months ago. the prime minister cut short a trip to africa and called for an emergency session of parliament. in a further twist to the scandal, police found one of the first whistleblowers about hacking dead in his home. police are calling sean hoare's death unexplained, but not suspicious. now the murdochs have been coached by the best pr company in the land. not just on what to say, but how to say it. this is all about damage limitation, taking care of business here, and making sure it doesn't spread to the murdoch empire in the u.s. betty? >> all right, so
and the role of the media in government. rupert's son, and the british publishing executives and scotland yard top cop all in the dragnet drilled by british lawmakers on allegation of hacking, spying and bribing, oh, yes, all the way up to 10 downing street, the british version of pennsylvania avenue. amazing show for you. i'm dylan ratigan. house is minority whip steny hoyer along talking debt. and
officers have resigned. commissioner sir paul stevenson resigned sunday. today scotland yard's commissioner yates stepped done. there's more. former news of the world reporter sean hoare was found dead in his home today. he was the first to come forward. coulson has resigned as the prime minister's press secretary. police are investigating hoare's death saying it is not considered to be suspicious. investigators claim the tabloid hacked into the voice mail accounts of several high profile people and victims of tragedy. the controversy is not over. 9:30 eastern time tomorrow, rupert murdoch and his john james murdoch are scheduled to testify before members of parliament. brooks who is out on bail will also testify. we should remind you, news corp is the parent company of fox news channel. >> straight ahead, she was found hanging, nude, hand and feet both bound. it happened in a fancy mansion. murder or suicide? that is just the beginning of this bizarre mystery. there are lots of questions. >> casey anthony is all s as she slips out of prison. is it all good for her? not exactly. >> the ques
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